Out Now: Stephen King's 'Joyland' is a joy

The cover of Stephen King's "Joyland"

(The Washington Post)
Sat, Jun 8, 2013
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“Joyland,” by Stephen King

This week marks the release of Stephen King’s second paperback original with the publisher Hard Case Crime, which specializes in classic crime fiction. Washington Post critic Bill Sheehan had high praise for the book, saying: “The melodramatic aspects of the story are great fun, but the real strength of ‘Joyland’ stems from King’s ability to connect with his characters directly and viscerally. It’s that emotional bond that marks the difference between books that merely entertain and books that matter in a fundamental way. With deceptive ease and astonishing regularity, King has been writing stories that matter for nearly 40 years. In ‘Joyland,’ he has done it once again.”

— Amy Hitt

BOOKS

  • “TransAtlantic,” by Column McCann
  • “Big Brother,” by Lionel Shriver
  • “The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess,” by Turney Duff
  • “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns,” by Lauren Weisberger

ALBUMS

  • “Evil Friends, Portugal.” The Man
  • “Desire Lines,” Camera Obscura
  • “. . . Like Clockwork,” Queens of the Stone Age
  • “Personal Record,” Eleanor Friedberger

MOVIES 

  • “The Internship”
  • “Dirty Wars”
  • “The East”
  • “Fill the Void”
  • “The Kings of Summer”
  • “Pieta”
  • “The Purge”
  • “Violet & Daisy”
  • “Wish You Were Here”

DVDs

  • “A Good Day to Die Hard”
  • “Honor Flight”
  • “Identity Thief”
  • “Warm Bodies”

VIDEO GAMES

  • “Remember Me” (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • “State of Decay” (Xbox 360)
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